Most model railroaders never think about insurance. This report will help
you to determine whether your homeowners’ insurance sufficiently covers
your model railroad. Resolution will require some data gathering and
decisions on your part:
What coverage does your homeowners' policy provide?
are the components (e.g., motive power, rolling stock, structures,
scenery, benchwork, scenery, structures, wiring, track, power and
control electronics), of the railroad worth?
What is your subjective assessment of the risk?
Are you going to include repair labor in the insurance?
This report presents advice on disposal of a model railroad for model
railroaders who wish to dispose of their model railroad assets. This
should be part of estate planning. Topics include: priorities,
inventory and value, high value items, written instructions, planning
for layout disposition, selling, scenarios, fees, professional
services, and using eBay.
The focusis the use of waybills in perishable freight operations. The
information provided will take you deep into the regulations behind
perishable freight waybilling and provide guidelines for use of
realistic waybills in model railroad operations. To develop a scheme,
take into account the region the railroad is set in, what agricultural
products are grown and produced, the era, the season, and what car
types would be used. The opportunities include waybilled icing and
re-icing, which can greatly enhance operational realism and enjoyment.
Mat candidly discusses how to best score points in the NMRA achievement program for modeling cars and
structures. The lessons he shares go deep into the point methodology of the AP Judging Guidelines for
Motive Power, Cars, and Structures. Some very fine modeling work could end up with a low point score from
not understanding the nuances of the point scoring systems. The benefit of scratchbuilding to increase
point count is addressed.
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